It’s Dr. Bernadette, your friendly informative family medicine physician, prescribing health, healing and happiness and guiding you to your passion and purpose. Who would have anticipated the aftereffect of a day off from work would be returning to work thinner? Before you anxiously skip this introduction to find which fad diet I used, I didn’t use one! Instead, I replenished my mind, body and spirit––and loss weight! For full disclosure, although I took one day off, I wasn’t scheduled to work the day before or after my vacation day; so, I was actually out of the office three days.